Dennis Basso AW15
"Surely one of the best shows of NY Fashion Week - this collection felt spot on."
Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director of Womenswear, Accessories, Fine Jewellery and Childrenswear
From last season's Sixties extravaganza we moved seamlessly into the Seventies, where Dennis Basso was inspired by long evenings in the world's most glamorous discos: Jackie O in Rome, Annabelle's in London, Regine's in Paris and, of course, Studio 54. The models hit the runway in flowing palazzo pants, plunging halters and vertiginous sandals - all topped with elaborate furs, they were the very definition of high-octane glamour. Basso's signature sables ranged from ladylike minks in heather grey to outrageous fringed numbers in plum and scarlet and one very special sable and alligator cape. Eveningwear took centre stage with hand-embroidered gowns in gold, ochre and plum. Backstage, the designer told us: "This woman is a true jetsetter. She was inspired by the women who, back in the day, did their own make-up and didn't have stylists but who travelled with 10 trunks and always looked done, even in their downtime."
"Surely one of the best shows of NY Fashion Week. Basso wowed us with his fun-loving 'life is a party' '70s vibe, incorporating boho-chic vibes into his über-luxe collection. Fringing, a relevant theme for the last season, was peppered onto his extravagant outerwear, whilst the party girl will have her wardrobe set for the season. In snowy NY, this collection felt spot on," said Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director of Womenswear, Accessories, Fine Jewellery and Childrenswear, of the show.
Who we saw: Coco Rocha.
What they wore: A green croc jacket.
In a nutshell: Up till dawn.
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